Monday, August 17, 2015

Death toll rises to 27 in Bangkok explosion

At least 27 people were killed, including 2 Chinese and more than 100 others injured in an explosion in downtown Bangkok on Monday night, according to local media.

The explosion happened at about 7 p.m. local time near Erawan Shrine at Ratchaprasong intersection, a popular destination for domestic and foreign tourists.

The blast was caused by two explosives, with two more devices later defused, according to Bangkok Post.

The injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals.

The junta, or the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), has denied rumors that it had declared state of emergency in Bangkok or ordered schools and businesses be closed on Tuesday.

A number of foreign nationals were seen injured and more than 40 vehicles damaged by the blast, according to witnesses.

It remains to be confirmed whether there are any Chinese casualties.

Roads around the intersection have been closed while police and soldiers are inspecting the site of the blast.
 Xinhua -


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    A bomb planted at one of the Thai capital's most renowned shrines killed 19 people, including three foreign tourists, and wounded scores in an attack the government called a bid to destroy the economy.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast at the Erawan shrine at a major city-centre intersection.

    Thai forces are fighting a low-level Muslim insurgency in the predominantly Buddhist country's south, but those rebels have rarely launched attacks outside their heartland...........

  2. Attentat à Bangkok : un suspect repéré grâce à la vidéo-surveillance...

    Un suspect, identifié grâce aux images de vidéo-surveillance, est activement recherché par la police thaïlandaise au lendemain de l'explosion d'une bombe dans le centre de Bangkok. Au moins 21 personnes ont été tuées.

    Au lendemain de l'attentat qui a frappé la Thaïlande, tuant au moins 21 personnes, un suspect a été identifié grâce aux images de vidéo-surveillance, a annoncé, mardi 18 août, le chef de la junte et Premier ministre depuis le coup d'État de mai 2014, Prayut Chan-O-Cha. L'auteur présumé de l'attentat est activement recherché.

    Ce dernier a ajouté qu'il s'agissait d'un homme "originaire du nord-est du pays et membre d'un groupe opposé à la junte".............

  3. Ce mardi, une nouvelle explosion a eu lieu sans toutefois faire de blessé...

    La police recherchait mardi un « suspect » identifié grâce aux images de vidéo-surveillance après « la pire attaque jamais » commise en Thaïlande d’après le chef de la junte au pouvoir, et qui a fait au moins 20 morts à Bangkok, en Thaïlande.

    Les enquêteurs étaient à pied d’œuvre sur les lieux de l’attentat à la bombe qui a frappé lundi en pleine heure de pointe un sanctuaire du centre de Bangkok, très fréquenté, y compris par les touristes é

  4. Thai police say at least 10 involved in Bangkok bomb...

    Thailand's police chief has said at least 10 people were suspected of involvement in a bomb attack in Bangkok this week that killed 20 people.

    Earlier, police said they believed at least three people, including a foreign man, were involved in the attack on a famous city shrine.

    "It is a big network. There was preparation using many people," police chief Somyot Poompanmuang told reporters.

    "This includes those who looked out on the streets, prepared the bomb and those at the site and ... those who knew the escape route," he said. "There must have been at least 10 people involved."

    People were seen paying their respect to the Hindu shrine after it reopened yesterday. Visitors left messages of condolences, flowers and candles at the site..........


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